The Quintessential Renaissance Man

1083 Words Nov 11th, 2014 5 Pages
Hannah Hubert
Professor Young
Humanities 1302
14 November 2014
The Quintessential Renaissance Man Imagine Italy from the 14th to the 17th century. This time period is known as the Renaissance. In the time of the Renaissance there were many great minds, but one in particular stood out from the rest. This man was a writer, a mathematician, an inventor, and a world renowned artist. This man was Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci, by definition, is the quintessential Renaissance man. Leonardo da Vinci was “born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy” (“Leonardo”) “Leonardo was born out of wedlock and raised by his father, a lawyer named Piero da Vinci.” (“Leonardo” Skwirk) Leonardo’s father made the decision to move to Florence Italy whenever Leonardo was 12 years old. Leonardo “lived during a period of Italian history commonly referred to as the ‘High Renaissance’ period.” (“Leonardo”Skwirk) Leonardo got his beginning of being an artist “around 1469, when his father apprenticed him to the fabled workshop of Verocchio.” (“Museum”) Leonardo had learned several things from Verocchio as a young man, but as Leonardo grew older and wiser he began to “quickly [surpass] Verocchio” (“Museum”) “At the age of 20, Leonardo ceased being a student and was sponsored by the Florentine patron, Lorenzo de Medici.” Leonardo had a very curious mind “and [was] constantly in search of answers to life’s most complicated questions.” (“Leonardo”Skwirk) Being raised by his father, Leonardo da Vinci…
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